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Dinarchus
(546 words)

(Δείναρχος; Deínarchos).

[German version]

A. Life

Attic orator, born about 361 BC in Corinth, son of Sostratus, died after 292.

The source of information on his life is the (incompletely transmitted) treatise De Dinarcho of Dionysius of Halicarnassus, who relied in particular on a lost speech by D. (‘Against Proxenus’); the other lives (Ps.-Plut., Photius, Suda) depend on Dionysius. D. relocated in his younger years (c. 340/38) to Athens, lived there as a metic and had links to the Peripatetic school. After about 336/5 he was active as a  logograp…

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Engels, Johannes (Cologne) and Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald), “Dinarchus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e312770>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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